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Sr Director, Public Health & Medical Affairs

Sao Paulo, Brazil | Gilead Sciences

  • Industry:
    Pharmaceutical / Biotech
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Biotech/R&D/Science
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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Specific Responsibilities:


The Senior Director, PHMA, Brazil, will serve as the primary scientific expert for Gilead’s medicines in Brazil. The individual will establish and maintain strong scientific and clinical relationships with medical professionals, researchers, NGOs, public health officials, and other key stakeholders involved in treatment regionally and in-country. Outreach will be conducted in the context of the public health and socioeconomic issues impacting individual regions and countries in alignment with Gilead’s therapeutic areas of focus. The Senior Director will work collaboratively within PHMA and cross-functionally with other groups to ensure that all interactions regarding scientific and clinical education are conducted with the utmost rigor and ethical standards. The Senior Director will report to the head of PHMA for Latin America and the Caribbean.


Essential Duties & Job Function:


Define a strategic medical plan for the pertinent therapeutic areas (including but not limited to HIV, liver diseases, antifungals, inflammation, cancer, cell therapy, etc.) in collaboration with the Brazil General Manager and other pertinent stakeholders

Engage in scientific exchange and communication with external audiences in Gilead’s therapeutic areas of focus

Identify, establish, and maintain scientific relationships with opinion leaders regarding disease-state and product-specific information

Educate key stakeholders (government, insurers, NGOs, civil society, and others) on Gilead’s clinical and pharmaco-economic data supporting products and therapeutic areas of focus

Support the Clinical Operations organization as needed with Gilead-sponsored research and strengthen Gilead’s presence in designated therapeutic areas (e.g. HIV, liver diseases, antifungals, inflammation, cancer,cell therapy, etc.)

Serve as primary liaison with potential investigators interested in conducting investigator sponsored research (ISR)

Maintain regular contact with investigators to monitor the progress of ISRs

Attend and provide scientific support for PHMA activities and scientific sessions at national, regional, and international conferences

Lead and drive the medical training of AOEM colleagues and regional business partners

Recruit, lead, and supervise a team of PHMA Medical Managers whose job functions will be aligned with those of the Senior Director and the rest of the PHMA infrastructure

Knowledge, Experience & Skills:


Typically requires MD, PharmD, DO or PhD degree with at least 5 years of public health, clinical and/or research experience in the following therapeutic areas: HIV, liver diseases, antifungals, inflammation, cancer, and/or cell therapy.

8-10 years of industry experience

Demonstrated ability to work within a collaborative, cross-functional environment with internal and external colleagues, including representatives of academia, research, and medical communities

Strong communication skills; able to effectively present and discuss scientific data

Ability to think strategically and to align medical, public health and commercial strategies

Fluency in Portuguese and English is indispensable.

Extensive travel required both domestically and internationally


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